Les H Kern

Tel: (800) 793-8884
2306 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

We help educate clients about retirement

Les H. Kern  IAR CRFA LUTCF | Financial Advisor in Wilmington ,NC

About Les H. Kern IAR CRFA LUTCF

We believe that while it is important to choose investments and financial strategies with a history of good rates of return, it is just as important to look at and investment's performance in a year with a market downturn. We teach clients that to get the best return, their portfolios cannot go backwards. We recommend investments with well-defined sell strategies that we believe will weather downturns efficiently. The bottom line: We try to avoid loss whenever possible.

Les H. Kern is an Investment Advisor, of a wealth management firm of D.H. Hill Advisors that is committed to helping clients get to retirement and to help provide a sound retirement income they cannot outlive. As a true independent advisor our customized programs are designed to protect, conserve and grow our client's wealth by sound income strategies with investments that deliver an unprecedented level of income with services.

General Information

Firm Start Year:   1982
No.of Employees:   1
Name of Broker/Dealer:   D.H. Hill Advisors, LLLP, Member of FINRA &SIPC
Name of Custodial Firm:   Schwab, TD, thru Belpointe Asset Management
Number of Years with Current Firm:   4
Work Experience:   different schools and school at the broker dealer I went to.
I work with the following types of clients:   Individual Investors, Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations


Investment Types:   Annuities, Insurance, Income strategies, Bonds, Stocks, Mutual Funds, Alternative Investments, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)
I can meet clients in the following ways:   Video Conference, Via email, Via phone, At your office, At your home, At my office

Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Disability, Casualty, Annuity, Accident, Health, Life, Long Term Care, Variable Life, Property, Variable Annuity
Financial Organization Memberships:   A.D.I.S.A.
Non-Financial Organization Memberships:   ADISA currently has more than 4,500 members from across the country in various alternative investments professions including attorneys, CPAs, broker-dealers, sponsors, lenders, mortgage brokers, qualified intermediaries, real estate agents, registered investment advisors and registered representatives. Association...Advisor Academy thru David Scranton CLU,ChFC,CFP,CFA,MISFS

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   70
Firm's Number of Planning Clients:   25
Firm's Number of Managed Clients:   25
Advisor's Number of Clients:   80
Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:   50
Advisor's Number of Planning Clients:   70
Assets Managed by Advisor:   $15,000,000


Registered Representative:   Yes
Investment Advisor Representative:   Yes
I am an acknowledged fiduciary:   Yes
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based (Fee and Commissions)
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets, Hourly, Flat Fee, Commissions
Fee % Based on Assets:   .25. to 1%
Additional Details on Charges:   No signup fees period minimum for managed accounts varies on what a client needs. Let's talk about what I can or can not do and if I am a fit for you first.
Minimum Fee Charged for Managed Accounts:   .5% annually


Wealth Intelligence Academy - Master Trader- Advance Covered Calls  Wealth Intelligence Academy - Salt Lake City, UT
12/2003- 1/2004

Classes-no degrees - Investment,financial planning, and client service  Advisors Academy - Ft Lauerdale , FL
10/12/2013- 12/18/2013

Classes-no degrees - Wealth Transfer Deferred Sales Trust  none.... passed exam - Wilmington, NC
3/1/2017- 3/31/2017

Teaching classes - Pro-Bono Teaching to education the Public  none-thru ACEF - Howell, MI
5/1/2006- 5/1/2007

Series 24 - Compliance & Supervision   none.... passed exam - Lansing MI
3/1/2010- 9/1/2010

Monthly Classes - Financial Planning  Sigma Financial Corp - Ann Arbor, MI
2/15/1989- 9/13/2006

CRFA - Retirement Planning for Seniors   Classes and. passed exam - Atlanta, GA
6/15/2005- 6/20/2005

L.U.T.C.F - Insurance  Private classes - Flint MI


  • Do you have a customer satisfaction or refund policy? for the fee based accounts and there are no up front charges on others
  • What are your qualifications? What is your education background? started some classes at MI state and Lansing Community College but my LinkedIn profile has it all experience
  • What is your approach to financial planning? needs based by talking with client to see what best for them and appropriate for them. If it would be performance based or purpose based investing.
  • What services do you offer? it would depend on the client in how and what they need. If I work with them as a broker, fee based advisor or simple insurance agent.
  • How many clients do you currently manage? As I branded my clients to a broker dealer early in my career, I started over 5.5 years ago and so today about 50
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Advisory Services offered through D.H.Hill Advisors, Inc.,A SEC Registered Investment Advisor Securities offered through D.H. Hill Securities,LLLP Member FINRA/SIPC


Advisory thru D.H. Hill Advisor Inc. A Registered Investment Advisor which is a fee only fiduciary

Les H Kern

Les H Kern


I am Investment Advisor, Financial Advisor & Wealth Advisor of wealth management firm that is committed to listening and helping individuals investors get to retirement, and need to know how to go from accumulation to income for retirement. We operate as FIDUCIARIES so we are ethically and legally required to invest our client assets in their best interest To help provide a sound retirement income safely they cannot outlive. I designed to protect, conserve and grow our client's wealth or give income by managing risk with a level of personal services. I take pride in servicing my clients by meeting them regularly in person or Zoom video, and promptly returning their phone calls. You will discover the safe, easy way to get results. My mission is to provide quality products and service to clients which enhances the quality of life for my clients. In doing so, I will deal with integrity and honesty, reflecting that people that are more important than dollars and that my purpose is to bring credit to our Lord Jesus Christ

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My Services

Financial Advice & Consulting

I am expressing more interest in communicating with clients through methods such as phone, video conferencing and email....Please lets video conference! Today's market makes this a mandatory thing under the dept. of Labor. Being the fiduciary has always come first with me and consultation is FREE for me to sit down and see if we are compatible to work together

Financial Planning for Individuals

This is the beginning,something everyone should do, is a written financial plan for themselves. The road map for themselves.

Financial Planning for Businesses

For the business owner to sell his highly appreciate business and defer taxes gains thru Deferred Sales Trust or this is mostly for the owner and key employees to help them keep the business or help retain key employees.

My Team

Gary  Swanon
Gary Swanon CPA
Novello Accountanting an (NAEA) and total accounting firm with options to help.., www.nobletaxpros.com Mary J. Nobilio, EA phone# 910-599-6315 Noble Accounting Group Individual Tax Preparation, IRS Representation, Business Tax Preparation

Greg Nagrant
Greg Nagrant Greg Nagrant accountant
Extensive experience as a Corporate Controller and Tax Preparer 1.accounting and tax services for individual and small business 2. free initial consultation up to one hour 3.reasonal rates 4.evening and weekends appointments available

Office Hours

wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Mon. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Tue. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Wed. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Fri. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Communities Served

Bolivia Burgaw
Carolina Beach Castle Hayne
Kure Beach Delco Hampstead
Leland Oak Island
Riegelwood Rocky Point
Southport Wilmington
Winnabow Wrightsville Beach
all the way to Murrells Inlet in South Carolina

Compensation Arrangements

Bank Transfer

News & Events

A.D.I. S. A
When: 10/2018
Details:Educational fall conference with ADISA 10401 North Meridian St Suite 202 Indianapolis, IN 46290 866-353-8422 adisa@adisa.org

ADISA Conference Spring 2017
When: 4/3-5/2017 | By: Les H. Kern
Location: New Orlean
Details:Learn about the latest innovations in product structure. Know what to anticipate regarding the dept of labor Fiduciary Rule. Anticipate industry and economic trends and much more

Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions
Gold Record

for sales and service in the first six months of being with The Prudential

Awards & Recognitions
Agent of the Year

Sales and Service at Prudential

Award of Honor 1987

North Central Academy of Leaders The Prudential

President's Trophy

Million Dollar Round table for being in the top 10%

Awards & Recognitions
Award of Honor 1986

North Central Academy of Leaders The Prudential

Awards & Recognitions
Award of Honor 1985

The Prudential North Central Academy of Leaders

Award of Honor 1983

North Central Academy of Leaders The Prudential

Awards & Recognitions
Rookie of the Year

top agent of Michigan region

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